There’s a huge shift right now occurring within the medical industry. More and more people are starting to learn that modern medicine and the pharmaceutical industry have become more concerned with profit than they are with people.
Pharmaceutical companies play a significant role in controlling how doctors are educated, so it’s important to remain skeptical and do your own research on health.
When it comes to antibiotics, approximately 30% of oral antibiotics prescribed are completely unnecessary. Additionally, pharmaceutical companies often overstate the benefits of drugs and understate the risks, so many people don’t think twice when these drugs are prescribed to them.
As a matter of fact, one of the most popular antibiotics used in the U.S., Levaquin, is capable of causing paralysis, excruciating joint pain, tendon ruptures, difficulty breathing, exhaustion, neurological damage, dizziness, depression, anxiety, psychosis, debilitating tendinitis, and even permanent nerve damage. These side effects are rarely mentioned when discussing the drug with patients and are instead just listed in the fine print.
Not only are there significant risks with taking pharmaceuticals like antibiotics, but they also have a band-aid effect by only addressing and fixing the immediate problem as opposed to the root cause.
If your immune system isn’t fighting hard enough to protect your body, you can’t just take a pill filled with chemicals and expect it to be completely fixed; you need to build it back up.
Fortunately, there are numerous natural “antibiotics” that can boost your immune system and rid you of infection simultaneously.
This natural antibiotic has been used for centuries, and is one of my personal favorites, as it’s cured me of many severe throat infections. Colloidal silver is a mixture of silver particles suspended in fluid.
Though meant to be a temporary treatment, since silver, a heavy metal, can be toxic, it can be used to stop the enzymes that single-cell bacteria need in order to multiply. Learn how to use it on an infection here.
2.Raw, organic honey
All raw honey has antibiotic properties, but manuka honey might be the most beneficial of all. The honey originates from the manuka plant, a shrub directly related to the tea tree plant. This plant has many antibacterial benefits of its own, so its honey is extra potent.
Manuka honey has shown success in the treatment of chronically infected wounds, including the methicillin-resistant staph aureus (MRSA) superbug. Manuka honey can be taken internally to treat strep throat as well as a variety of stomach infections.
3.Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar‘s antibiotic properties can be attributed to both its high malic acid content and the good bacteria it obtains through the fermentation process. While antibiotic in nature, many people take a diluted teaspoon of apple cider vinegar daily as a general health tonic.
This potent vegetable is an amazing antibiotic but does not destroy healthy bacteria. Apart from it, it has strong antifungal, antiviral, and anti-parasitic properties.
Its regular use, even in small amounts, effectively treat multiple health issues, including Candida overgrowth, chronic sinus infections, chronic diarrhea, genital herpes, high blood pressure, diabetes, impotence, high cholesterol levels, allergies, toothache, cold, flu, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.
Cayenne contains capsicum, and because of this has been used for centuries to treat a variety of infections. Studies are beginning to show more and more just how effective capsicum essential oil is in fighting infections in the body, making it an effective natural antibiotic. To get the benefits, you can simply add some cayenne pepper to one of your dishes every day as needed.
6.Grapefruit seed extract
Antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal are some of the benefits of grapefruit seed extract, which makes it an excellent natural antibiotic. However, some of the grapefruit seed extracts available on the market contain Methyl Paraben and Triclosan, both dangerous substances that shouldn’t be consumed. You should always choose pure and organic grapefruit seed extract.
Ginger is a natural antibiotic and anti-bacterial. It’s also used for other medicinal purposes such as curing colds, nausea, asthma, colic, heart palpitations, swelling, and stomach aches. You can read more about ginger’s powerful medicinal properties in this study here.
8.Olive leaf extract
Although it’s not as well-known as olive oil that comes from the same tree, olive leaf extract has long been used to treat infections and bring down fever. The secret ingredient here is called oleuropein, which can act as a broad spectrum antibiotic, helping to fight off various fungi, viruses, and bacteria. With plenty of food, take two 500 mg capsules of olive leaf extract 3-4 times per day to treat an infection.
The active compounds in this herb boost the immunity, have potent antioxidant, antiviral effects, balance the hormones, relieve inflammation and pain.It is generally used in the case of ear infections, sinusitis, hay fever, slow-healing wounds, vaginal yeast infections, and infections of the urinary tract.
Recent studies have found that it has potent effects in recurrent cold sores, and flu, and effectively destroys even the most virulent bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus.
Pau D’arco not only serves as an effective natural antibiotic, but it also helps regulate and normalize the ratio of good-to-bad probiotics in the gut. This, in turn, helps prevent future infections and improves the efficacy of other antibiotics. For an effective antibiotic, pau d’arco is often consumed as a tea, which can be found in most health food stores.
Not only are Habanero peppers well-known for being one of the spiciest peppers, but they’re also known for their antibacterial properties. In fact, you can even just use Habanero chili sauces to fight against bacteria!
Onions have been proven to actually draw bacteria out of the body, which of course makes them very effective antibiotics. Some studies suggest that even smelling an onion is enough to reap the antibacterial properties of this natural antibiotic.
Horseradish root contains isothiocyanates, which are proven to hold antibacterial properties. As a result, it can be used as a natural antibiotic. The oil that causes the stronger taste of horseradish (as well as mustard and wasabi) is called allyl isothiocyanate, or mustard oil, which is a proven antimicrobial against a number of pathogens.
Curcumin, the bioactive substance found in turmeric, has both antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Turmeric has gained a ton of popularity lately, particularly due to its medicinal properties as an anti-inflammatory. What’s more, turmeric has been scientifically proven as an effective counteractive agent against cancer, autoimmune disease, inflammatory disease, and a whole lot more.
15.Oregano essential oil
Oregano contains a natural antimicrobial called carvacrol. Carvacrol can successfully fight bacterial infections, and this is successful in combatting most strands of the common cold. You should use oregano essential oil as a natural antibiotic, but do use it sparingly as it is strong and may result in an upset stomach. Always make sure you dilute this essential oil with a carrier oil and seek out professional advice regarding proper dosage.